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Mrs. Saxman from Wetumpka AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Read Aloud Success

My students need these interactive read alouds to help expose them to vocabulary and higher-order thinking questioning.

  • $667 goal

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My Students

I have 25 amazing students. They walk into my classroom everyday full of life, energy, and are ready to learn. They are big dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They love to listen to read alouds, especially interactive ones. As an extension of our reading hands, I'd like them to be able to have more opportunities to listen to a variety of books. They could go so much further in reading and writing when exposed to new vocabulary through interactive read alouds.

My Project

Interactive read alouds are purposeful activities that incorporate reciprocal teaching through a variety of genres. They tap into a readers' interest and enrich their vocabulary. Research shows that demonstrating read-aloud are most effective when children are actively involved asking questions and making predictions, rather than passively listening. They incorporate variations in pitch, tone, pace, voice/volume, pauses, eye contact, questions, comments, and vocabulary.

My students will eventually use these read-alouds to read independently.

They will also help with their writing and listening skills. I am very excited to incorporate this into my lesson each day. My hope is to see more growth in reading and writing.

Mrs. Saxman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owen (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $10.28 2 $20.56
Crazy Hair Day Big Book (Candlewick Press Big Book) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Rain Came Down • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Doctor De Soto • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Princess and the Pea (Classic Fairy Tale Collection) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
The Lorax (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Fireflies • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
No, David! • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Swimmy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Animal Lives: Sharks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Sister Gracie • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
A Weekend with Wendell • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Stray Dog • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Big Blue Whale: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Julius, the Baby of the World • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Make Way for Ducklings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Pancakes for Breakfast (Books for Young Learners) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
A Frog's Life (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Butterflies and Moths (Rookie Read-about Science: What's the Difference?) • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Frogs • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $2.28 1 $2.28

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